Anong mga kinauugalian sa inyong bahay ang nakatutulong sa pagkakalapit ng bawat miyembro ng pamilya? Sa aking pamilya naaalala kong itinuro ng aking mga magulang ang paghalik sa kanila o sa kanilang kamay tuwing aalis at darating. Para sa akin, hindi lamang ito isang pagpapakita ng paggalang kundi ito ay isang pagbabasbas; isang pagpapahiwatig naContinue reading “Pahalagahan ang Maliliit na Ritwal sa Bahay”
Category Archives: rituals
Why Do We Pray the Rosary?
7 October 2010. Memorial of Our Lady of the RosaryGalatians 3, 1-5; Luke 1, 69-75; Luke 11, 5-13 As we celebrate the memorial of our Lady of the Rosary, allow me to talk about the rosary personally. If you were to ask me why I pray the rosary, I would probably answer you this way.Continue reading “Why Do We Pray the Rosary?”
The Place of Rituals
16 July 2010 Our Lady of Mt. CarmelIsaiah 38: 1-6, 7-8, 21-22; Isaiah 38; Matthew 12, 1-8 It is a common impression that our Catholic faith is ritualistic. Our faith has revolved around praying the rosary, processions, expositions of the Blessed Sacrament, fiestas and novenas. It is bound by time, practiced regularly especially those withContinue reading “The Place of Rituals”
Should We Preserve the Santacruzan?
From As Kingfishers Catch Fire. Introducing my new blog that contains articles other than practical homilies. Will appreciate it if you add it to your blogroll or your reading list. The growing consciousness of the important role of women in Christian faith has been brought about by many feminist Catholic theologians and their continuous writingsContinue reading “Should We Preserve the Santacruzan?”
Shall We Change the Flores de Mayo to Hunyo?
From As Kingfishers Catch Fire. Introducing my new blog. Articles other than homilies. Add it to your blogroll. When the dominant color of the countryside is brown and the heat is piercing, the need for water becomes pronounced. Imagine if your bread and butter solely depends on the fruit of the soil, nothing will makeContinue reading “Shall We Change the Flores de Mayo to Hunyo?”
The Flagellants & Kristos of Lent: Simple Folks Keep the Faith
The flagellants and ‘Kristos’ of Lent: simple folks keep the faith Note: An article about Filipino culture. For Good Friday. Published at the Philippine Online Chronicles (POC) If there is any liturgical season in the Philippines that has character and culture, it is Lent. We hear the pabasa, with chants that date back centuries ago.Continue reading “The Flagellants & Kristos of Lent: Simple Folks Keep the Faith”
30 August 2009. 22nd Sunday in Ordinary TimeDeuteronomy 4, 1-8; Psalm 15; James 1, 17-27; Mark 7, 1-13 Note: This homily appears in the English Sambuhay today. Sambuhay is a publication by the Society of St. Paul. For the devout Jews, the Law was the Ten Commandments, and in an expanded form, the Pentateuch whichContinue reading “True Worship”
Are Catholics for Show?
25 August 2009. Tuesday of the 21st Week in Ordinary Time1 Thess 2, 1-8; Psalm 139; Matthew 23, 23-26 It is not rare that Catholics have been accused of being ritualistic. The impression is not entirely false. In an age where we can watch world events as it happens, people can see our liturgies live.Continue reading “Are Catholics for Show?”